Kepier  County Durham


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Kepier like this:

KEPYER, a tract in St. Giles parish, Durhamshire; on the river Wear, adjacent to Durham city. An hospital was founded here, in 1112, by Bishop Flambard; was burned by the usurper Comyn; was rebuilt in the time of Richard I., by Bishop Pudsey; and is now represented by only a picturesque gateway, with a wide pointed arch. Kepyer Wood extends along a deep rocky ravine, which is spanned, at a great height, by a railway bridge.

The location is that marked as "Kepier Farm" on the modern 1:25,000 map. Additional information about this locality is available for Durham

Kepier through time

Kepier is now part of Durham district. Click here for graphs and data of how Durham has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Kepier itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kepier, in Durham and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th July 2024

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